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Eden Park

Eden Park

Capacity: 68,276
Address: Reimers Avenue, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 9 815 5551
Pitch Type: MOTZ Turf
Year Ground Opened: 1900
Undersoil Heating: Yes


The stunning Eden Park is situated right in the middle of suburban housing in the largest city which is located on the North Island of New Zealand. The Stadium itself is a multi-purpose stadium which hosts cricket and rugby mainly.

The impressive marina in Auckland is located just a short drive from Eden Park stadium. Each of the four stands are unique to one another which gives it an incredibly look with two of the stands, the two smallest, being behind both of the goals is roofless whilst the South stand which is by far the biggest stand has an incredible roof which seemingly towers over the stadium.

The land in which Eden Park is built upon has a very rich history. The land was built on a former swampland which was fed by lava caverns created by Mount Eden and Mount Albert over 30,000 years ago. A local group , the Tamaki Maori, used the swamp to collect things such as materials and food.

In 1845, a farmer who originally came from Cornwall, England, purchased the land with the idea of building a stadium to host the farmers favourite sport which was cricket. The ground opened in 1900 and just three years later cricket was being placed there, with the help of local cricket enthusiast, Harry Ryan.

In the stadiums early days a lot of work needed doing which included clearing the stone walls and ongoing drainage issues. The drainage issues came to fruition in 1907 when in a matter of months, the stadium was flooded twice due to two separate rain storms. When the year 1910 came along, the Eden District Cricket Club approached Auckland Cricket Association to take over the running of Eden Park due to the costs of maintaining the stadium. Two years later the ground was officially named Eden Park and was then transferred over from John Walters, the Cornish farmer, to the trustees of the cricket association.

Football was not played at Eden Park until 1947 when the New Zealand National Team hosted South Africa and then they had to wait another 10 years for another game at the magnificent stadium when they played against Austrian side, FK Austria Wien.

Club football was first played here in 2011 when Wellington Phoenix played Adelaide United with the game finishing as a 1-1 draw.

You are not short of options for places to eat and nearby around Eden Park.

To The South

Fish and Chip Shop – Sandringham

Silver Lake Deep Fried Bread

Cara Belle – Cake Shop

Thai Food Takeaway

To The North

Jaan Mediterranean Cafe

The Kingslander – Cafe

Canton Cafe


Citizen Park


F Bar

Kingsland Sushi

The Bakers Cottage

To The East

Sake Bar Icco

Tipene’s Fish and Chips

Salam Cafe

Parkside Cafe

To The West

Love Exposure

Wendy’s Hamburgers

Basil Thai

Spicy Potato Noodles

The Clare Inn Irish Pub

Cypress Restaurant

Barilla Dumplings

The Gateau House

Parking at the stadium is for permit holders only.

Those without a permit must find a car park close by to park their vehicles.

430 New North Road – 9 minute walk with 13 spaces

Nixon Park – 16 minute walk with 35 spaces

Eden Quarter – 18 minute walk with 230 spaces (customers only)

Those three options are the closest with the other options being more than a 30 minute walk. all information found on parkopedia website.

The closest train station is Kingsland Station which is just North of the stadium, a short two minute walk down Sandringham Road and then you take a left on to Reimers Avenue.

The next closest is Morningside Station which is a nine minute walk away and the directions for that are Morningside Drive then take a left on to Altham Avenue before a right on to Sandringham Road before an immediate left on to Reimers Avenue.

Ticket information for upcoming events at Eden Park can be found on their website –

Stadium Tours are a yes for this venue with there being two types of tour. Just the standard stadium tour of you can do the Sky Sport Rooftop Tour.

Prices for a tour are as follows:

Adult – $40

Concessions (Student and Senior) – $25

Children – $20

Family (two adults and four children) – $99

61,240 – 1st September 1956

If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail us at: [email protected] and we will update the guide.

Updated 20th July 2023